Sneaky Dragon Episode 278

by David Dedrick on April 1, 2017

Ciao, Sneakers! Welcome to Episode 278 of Sneaky Dragon. This week on the show, Ian and Dave are feeling sleepy; put up with rebellious dogs; pump up their ratings with a little laundry talk; have good bad neighbours; experience punch-drunk love; play their personas; have trouble putting the genie back in the bottle; wonder about leprechauns and gremlins; go deep on the topic of bugs bunny; make ado about the Marx Brothers; ponder a new sidecast; invent some family language; show complete mastery; ruminate on their own podcast; show sincerity; see an okay band; get sentimental; feel the sugar fast and the furious; and, finally, make a visit to Bucksville.

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Yes, the Oirish did not differentiate between leprechauns and little people:

Speaking of the Oirish:

That classic Bugs Bunny cartoon:

Dept. of Corections:
Dave was slightly off on his gremlins timeline. According to Wikipedia, gremlins were invented as a reason for mysterious airplane-related mishaps by servicemen in the Royal Air Force in the 1920s. The Walt Disney gremlin film, based on a story by Roald Dahl, was never actually produced, but its publicity led to Robert Clampett’s Bugs Bunny cartoon.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Chris Roberts April 2, 2017 at 10:56 am

My wife, who tends to overhear rather than listen to the podcast, caught the early bit with Ian describing his late night encounter with the troubled woman. She said, ‘What a decent man,’ which I thought summed things up pretty well.

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Stuart April 2, 2017 at 11:27 am

Maximum Marx
Max Marx

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Louise April 2, 2017 at 12:33 pm

Question Marx: A Marx Brothers Podcast

Household Tip: on tough grease and underarm stains, we use “Stain Gone” laundry stick. It’s like a deodorant stick that you rub directly on the stains before you toss a garment into the laundry.

Genies: I’ve only heard the idiom as “let the genie out of the bottle.” There’s a great scene in The Thief of Bagdad (1940) where someone does just that. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmRc7thbcfs

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Robert April 2, 2017 at 4:43 pm

Great show! Bugs Bunny and the Marx Brothers! I still love those Clampett cartoons, especially The Great Pig Bank Robbery.

How about Marx Remarx? Whatever it’s called, I’d love to hear it.

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Terry Russell April 2, 2017 at 8:37 pm

“Full Marx”

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Layne April 3, 2017 at 9:44 am

ReMarx; if feels like it needs something in front of it, like “Closing ReMarx” or “Clever ReMarx” or “Erich Maria ReMarx”

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Layne April 3, 2017 at 9:47 am

Or what Robert said.

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Chris April 3, 2017 at 12:33 pm

I like Terry’s Full Marx idea – ties in well with Totally Tintin and Compleatly Beatles. Or you could go for a twist on Layne’s suggestion and throw in a colon to make it RE:Marx.

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Marcus Harwell April 4, 2017 at 9:07 pm

It should be said that Chuck Jones was never as good as when Michael Maltese was writing for him. “What’s Opera, Doc?,” “Long-Haired Hare,” “Duck Dodgers in the 24½th Century,” “Robin Hood Daffy,” were all theirs, never mind the genius of “One Froggy Evening,” and yep, the still hilarious “Rabbit of Seville.”

The Marx Brothers podcast, hm…I’m a fan of the mashup: Marx Soup

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L April 5, 2017 at 2:42 pm

Top Marx

High Marx

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